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Telling the story of LSE

The very first students arrived at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on 10 October 1895. Today the LSE History Timeline and Blog celebrate the people, places and sometimes quirky events that make up the story of LSE, from 1895 to the present day. In 2020 we celebrated our 125th anniversary.

Commissioned in 2013, the LSE History Timeline seeks to provide a comprehensive and visually engaging introduction to the School’s fascinating history. The Timeline chronicles the Schools’ significant events from its inception to the present day and is updated annually. The accompanying LSE History Blog explores further, with in-depth posts to showcase LSE’s – often hidden – history.

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Charlotte and George Bernard Shaw seated centre, the Webbs seated either side. Leaving for a trip to Russia. IMAGELIBRARY/68. LSE
Seated left to right are three of LSE’s co-founders and an early benefactor: Sidney Webb, Charlotte Shaw, George Bernard Shaw, Beatrice Webb. IMAGELIBRARY/68. LSE

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View the Timeline 1895-1995

View the Timeline 1996 – Present

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